Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate EFL curriculum consists of three levels, basic-intermediate-advanced, and each level is made up of various skill courses.

Course type Course Title Weekly Hours
Course Description
Required Basic English Speaking and Listening 3(0) This course is designed to introduce basic communication strategies, vocabulary, and useful expressions on various topics and providing opportunities for meaningful practice through pair and small-group activities. Also, the class is to improve student's speaking and listening level to an intermediate level that meets the prerequisite for HSS010 Intermediate English Speaking and Listening
Basic English Reading and Writing 3(0) This basic course for undergraduates is designed to introduce students to elements of understanding and creating academic texts. Students will learn to use reading strategies such as skimming, scanning, and inference. They will become familiar with writing paragraphs in a variety of rhetorical forms. The course will also focus on developing student's knowledge of mechanics, grammar, and coherence.
Intermediate English Speaking & Listening 3(2) This course is designed for students to be able to speak with sufficient fluency in a variety of social and academic situations. It is also designed for students to demonstrate analytical listening skills such as distinguishing fact from opinion and making inferences.
Intermediate English Reading & Writing 3(2) This intermediate course for undergraduates is designed to help students develop their reading and writing skills. Students will learn to write paragraphs with a variety of rhetorical patterns with clarity, coherence, and substance, and they will be introduced to basic essay writing. The course is also designed to help students develop reading strategies and advance to longer, more complex reading materials.
English Presentation & Discussion 2(1) This course is designed to help students develop their public speaking skills. Through active participation in small group discussions, students will learn to explain and support their opinions in preparation for formally presenting them in front of an audience. They will then learn to deliver and evaluate short presentations in a number of formats.
Advanced English Listening 2(1) This course is designed for students to be able to comprehend and analyze extensive discourse; to take notes during academic lectures; and to demonstrate analytical listening skills such as interpreting a speaker's purpose, point of view, tone, or use of figurative language.
Advanced English Reading 2(1) Advanced English Reading is an advanced academic reading course for undergraduates. This course is designed for students to be able to demonstrate general understanding of complex materials and to explain an opinion in reaction to authentic reading materials. Each reading is accompanied by reading comprehension activities, reading skills development, vocabulary building exercises, and thought-provoking discussion questions to consider the subject matter through critical analysis.
Advanced English Writing 2(1) Advanced English Writing is an advanced academic writing course for undergraduates. Students taking this course should already be able to compose well written paragraphs. This class will help students improve and add greater complexity to their writing. During this course, students will organize and develop longer compositions in a systematic way using the process writing approach. The appropriate use of systematic citation is also an important part of Advanced English Writing.
Others Current Events in English 3(3) This course is designed to help students learn where to find sources for current events from around the world as well as discuss the content in a small group format and evaluating the content critically. Students will also be expected to make a short presentation and create a webpage to show information on selected topics.
English Science Writing 3(3) The purpose of this course is to guide undergraduate students through the process of writing a scientific or engineering paper focusing on the physical sciences, both experimental and theoretical.
ICL Special Lecture 2(1) An integrated content and language (ICL) course is to help students understand a major/liberal arts course better by focusing on developing English language skills specifically needed for the major/liberal arts course.



Graduate Program

EFL Program also offers writing and presentation skill courses to graduate students to help them refine their academic English skills and to improve English skills needed for career advances. Graduate students are required to take a Scientific Writing course for graduation.

Course title Weekly hours
Course Description
Required Scientific Writing
(for experimental papers)
3(3) The purpose of this course is to guide students through the process of writing a scientific paper focusing on the physical sciences. We will begin by discussing what is meant by scientific paper, including approaches and ethics. Text preparation, structure, and format will be considered next. Non-native English speakers who wish to write scientific articles in English have special requirements, and as such, we will discuss some of these in class. In the course, we will address style and some pitfalls common in scientific writing. Additionally, students will submit major sections of a scientific article that they are currently working on.
Scientific Writing
(for non-experimental papers)
3(3) Scientific Writing (Non-experimental papers) is intended for those students who are writing papers whose primary objective is reviewing literature, proposing a model/theory/systems, giving an overview of the history of a field, and examining a trend in society/technology/government. While the original Scientific Writing course deals with experiment oriented research, this course is specifically for those whose research is non-experimental or exploratory, which does not follow the usual IMRaD structure. This course aims to help students become more effective writers by promoting understanding of the styles and grammar in examples of theoretical/non-experimental articles and exercises. As students apply what they have learned, they will be able to not only understand but also recognize common problems in scientific writing. Throughout the semester, students will submit major sections of a scientific article that they are working on.
Elective Graduate English Writing 3(3) Graduate English Writing is designed to provide postgraduate students with foundational skills that will prepare them for the demands of scientific writing and more advanced academic writing. It is for students who are yet to take Scientific Writing (CC500) but wish to improve their composition skills before doing so. During this course, participants will learn and practice the strategies and processes that successful writers employ as they work to accomplish specific purposes. While engaged in a diversity of composing endeavors, students will cover the fundamentals of English writing, such as paragraph and essay structure, as well as various genres of essays. In tandem, important elements of grammar and the mechanics of writing will be reviewed. This is an elective class; therefore, students who complete HSS581 will receive a letter grade ranging from A+ to F.
Graduate English Presentation 3(3) This course is designed to help graduate students develop academic and professional public-speaking skills. It will provide them with an opportunity to practice skills of presenting at conferences and symposiums, job interview skills, and other public-speaking skills. Through the practices in the course, students will learn to deliver and evaluate a variety of public-speaking skills.



English Support Services

EFL Program further offers tutoring services called "English Clinic" to students. These services include assistance in writing, such as explaining mistakes and suggesting how to improve writing, and in speaking, including helping to improve pronunciation for conference presentation.